To the Family God (YOS 2, 141)

SEAL no. 1646

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  • YBC 4578 (Yale Babylonian Collection)YBC 4578 (Yale Babylonian Collection)
Copy / Photo
141 (copy)
Tablet Siglum
YBC 4578
Measurements
circumference
8.2x5.0x2.8
cm
Collection
Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven
Genre / Classification
Literary Letters
Provenance
Larsa (mod. Tell es-Senkereh)
Notes

CDLI No. P305815.

For previous literature, see CDLI card.

Photo Klaus Wagensonner

Text

Obv.

 

1         a-na ìl(i)(DINGIR) a-bi-ia

2         qí-bí-ma

3         um-ma A-pil–dAdad(IM) wa-ra-ad-ka-ma

4         am-mi-ni tu-uš-ta-’ì-a-am

5         ša ki-ma ia-ti

6         a-na ka-ši-im

7         a-na ka-ši-im

8         ma-an-nu-um li-id-di⌉-in

9         a-na dMarduk(AMAR.UTU) ra-’[ì-m]i-ka

10         i-’ì-i[l!-ti (...)]

 

Edge

11         li!-ip!-ṭ[ù!-ur]

 

Rev.

12         pa-ni-ka lu-mur!⌉

13         ši-pí-ka lu-uš-ši-i[q]

14         ù qí-in-ni

15         ṣe-ḫe-ra-bi a-mu-ur

16         aš-šu-mi-šu-nu

17         re-ma-an-ni

18         na-aḫ-ra-ar-ka

19         li-ik-šu-da-an-ni 

Translation

Obv.

 

1            To the god of my father

2            say:

3            Thus (says) Apil-Adad, your servant:

4            Why have you become indifferent to me?

7            Who could ⌈give⌉

6            you

5            one like me?

8            To Marduk, the one who lo[ve]s you,

9            write, [so that]

10–11    he may un[do] [my] liabi[lity (...)]!           

 

 

Rev.

 

12            ⌈May I see⌉ your face!

13            May I kis[s] your feet!

14            And also my family,

15            young and old, consider (them)!

16            For their sake

17            Have mercy on me!

18            May your help

19            reach me! 

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
abum father Kinship terms,Social status/Groups/Professions 1
Apil-Adad PN 3
Marduk DN Deities/Divine sphere 9
pānum I (IGI) front, face, earlier times 12
qinnum nest; family Fabricated objects 14
šēpum foot, leg Body/Body parts 13
wardum (SAG.ÌR; ÌR) slave, servant 3
Revision History
Fechner, Josephine
Catalogue, transliteration, translation
01/11/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections and web-formatting
08/12/10
Streck, Michael P.
Catalogue
28/10/13
Streck, Michael P.
Image, catalogue
15/09/20